Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Greetings Business Law Prof Blog Readers. By way of quick introduction, I am a business law professor at Georgia State University, College of Law in Atlanta, Georgia. I teach Corporations, Contracts, and Unincorporated Business Associations, which is a hybrid doctrinal and experiential class where students learn default rules and negotiate and draft three agreements. My research broadly focuses on the roles, rights, and responsibilities of corporations. What does that mean? It means that I am interested in the spaces where corporate law bumps up against the rights of individuals or intersects with society more broadly. For example, I wrote about corporate director oversight liability in the middle of the financial crisis. I wrote a few pieces on corporate political spending and speech rights in the wake of Citizens United. My latest projects have looked at the millions of Americans who invest in the stock market through defined contribution plans for retirement savings, becoming what I call citizen shareholders, and challenge some of the fundamental assumptions about corporate power balancing mechanisms, shareholder rights and the roles of corporate, securities and ERISA laws.
In my experience, if I am not writing, I am not reading or thinking about issues the way that I should be, or at least want to be. Weekly posts are a great way to stay engaged in a larger conversation and to make sure that I read with curiosity. Thanks to Stefan Padfield’s efforts in successfully re-launching this blog and for the opportunity to regularly contribute to it.
See you back here each week,